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8 people found this helpful
on September 23, 2010
That first reviewer must have had a bad experience with a pawn shop. Either he got mad about a deal they offered him on something he thought should have been worth more, or his dad told him some horror stories about pawn shops.
What's great about this show is all the items people try to sell. You usually get a brief history lesson on the items brought into the shop. It's especially great when there's a rare item involved. Once, sometimes twice an episode, a specialist is brought in to take a look at an item to check out authentic qualities or otherwise.
It's also cool to see the negotiations take place, and to see the look on the customer's face when he's looking for a lot of money and not getting it.
Now since this is a reality show, the other factor of the show is "the characters" - The Harrison family who own the pawn shop over in Las Vegas. There's Rick, his father referred to as The Old Man, and Rick's son Cory - Big Hoss. And of course, there's Chumlee. Chumlee, or Chum for short, is a friend of Cory's who worked there since he was 21 - and has become a trademark on the show. Chumlee is kinda dumb, and pretty damn goofy. If you ask a person about the show - usually they'll mention Chumlee.
Damn good show